Department of Highways, District 5
US 60 Drive Smart Enforcement Blitz
Louisville, Kentucky - (September 1, 2005)—The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in conjunction with the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency, the Bluegrass Area Development District, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and local law enforcement, is coordinating an Operation Drive Smart Enforcement Blitz along the US 60 Corridor in Franklin, Shelby and Jefferson Counties to reduce vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. The US 60 Corridor is one of 13 corridors identified for special emphasis in collision reduction through a data-driven process by the Governor’s Executive Committee on Highway Safety.
Drive Smart visual speed radar units have been placed along the corridor in each county. These portable units are intended to remind motorists to be aware of their speed and to comply with the posted speed limit. Variable Message Boards and orange diamond signs will be placed along the corridor stating that drivers are in a "target enforcement area".
The Enforcement Blitz is planned for the week of September 6-10, 2005. This operation will focus on reducing the contributing factors involved in vehicle crashes such as speeding, improper passing, aggressive and reckless driving, and other traffic violations. Violations relating to non-use of safety belts, children not in safety seats and expired or no liability insurance, as well as equipment violations will be strictly enforced.
TOGETHER WE CAN SAVE LIVES BY MAKING KENTUCKY’S ROADS A SAFER WAY TO TRAVEL!